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Zidane: ‘I’m never going to be Real Madrid’s Sir Alex Ferguson’

Zinedine Zidane of Real Madrid, Sir Alex Ferguson
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The Frenchman raised doubts over his future at the Santiago Bernabeu after was essentially his job-saving Champions League victory.

The stakes were high when Real Madrid entered the final round of the Champions League group stage on Wednesday night.

A substantial drop has been witnessed in the usual high standards this season of a side who hold the highest pedigree in the competition being the record 13-time winners.

And that drop in a form brought with itself the danger of ending a long-running tradition.

Los Blancos had progressed past the group stages each of the previous 28 times, but they entered the pitch at the Alfredo Di Stefano carrying the risk of elimination.

Zinedine Zidane’s men, however, were able to get the job done as they marched on to a 2-0 win against Borussia Monchengladbach.

Zidane’s position has been under intense scrutiny lately. The Frenchman is determined to lead his side through good times and bad, though he insists he is never in favor of a long-term stay.

“I am never going to be Madrid’s [Sir Alex] Ferguson, that’s for sure,” he told reporters, via ESPN, referencing to a manager who spent 26 long years at Manchester United.

“I don’t know how long I am going to stay here, I don’t think about it.

“I am very lucky to be at this club and I like being happy even in the most difficult times … I have lived in Spain, in Madrid for a long time and I want to carry on a while longer.”